Eleonora De Falcis is an agricultural and trade economist in the research program Bioversity for Food and Agriculture at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT.
Her current work focuses on the economic sustainability of on-farm agrobiodiversity conservation looking at market aspects with a local, national and international perspective.
She holds a PhD in Agrifood Systems from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Piacenza), two master’s degree in Agricultural and Resources Economics from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Piacenza) and the University of Connecticut (USA) and a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Piacenza).
Before joining the Alliance, Eleonora worked in academia, the private sector, and international organizations with a focus on trade, including the World Trade Organization and the International Trade Center. Her areas of expertise encompass SMEs and the agri-food sector’s competitiveness, agrobiodiversity, international trade, and sustainable development.